Peace is a video installation, which uses a solid black background.
The observer views a young goat in a two minute breathing cycle. The cyclical sound recording projects the wheezing breath of the living goat increasing in volume before fading through to the silence of death. The sound of breathing is accentuated by the darkness of the room and the absence of noise. The point of view is fixed and the images are the result not of a single video capture but an arranged sequence of frames compiled post-production to form a single track. The young goat, a symbol of animal sacrifice, common to many cultures and religions is shown here in an animated series of photographs. The subject is shown initially in a state of immobility. Through animated small movements the subject is brought to life. The viewpoint is fixed on the central subject (a constant in the other video). The black background contrives to limit the chance of viewing from other vantage points. This process allows virtual animation to create movement in an otherwise motionless subject.
Marco Maria Giuseppe Scifo was born in Augusta, Siracusa, in 1977, He lives and works in Milan. Selected solo shows and project: "Laboratorio habitat", Ass. Culturale beBOCS, Catania, Italy (2012); "Project Space", Molins Interiors, Barcelona, España (2012); “Running Glance” (curated by Antonello Tolve), Z2O Galleria Sara Zanin, Rome, Italy (2011); “Eye Run”, (curated by Antonello Tolve), Gallerie du Centre Culturel Français de Milan - Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, Italy (2010); “Api- coltura”, Gallerie du Tableau, Marsiglia, France (2007); Unorossodue Gallery, Milan, Italy (2005).